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Windows 7: Installed vs Usable Ram


19 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Installed vs Usable Ram

I've got a new Dell XPS 8100, i5-750. Shows:

Installed Ram: 6 gb (2.96 gb usable)
System: 64 bit

System managed paging, which shows a page size of 3 gb. I have a GTS 240 1 gb card. Shouldn't all my Ram be usable? Suggestions?

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19 Jun 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Two things to try, 1st:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

1) Start> In search box type msconfig.exe Click on msconfig.exe

2) On System Configuration dialog box select the Boot tab

3) Click Advanced Options

4) Uncheck the Maximum Memory option

5) OK your way out

6) Reboot

If that doesn't fix it, sometimes rearranging the physical Ram sticks can fix this. Move them to different slots.

A Guy
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23 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Did that, no change. I reseated the RAM and swapped the two 2 GB sticks with each other. Now I get 6 gb ram (4.96 gb usable) 3.75 available. I've read other posts that this is usually a MB problem. I'm going to try 1 stick at a time moving it from socket to socket to see if there's a dead socket.... then I guess it's a long call to Dell support.

edit: My bad, I "did that" before I moved the ram around. I just did the msconfig thing, unchecking the max ram bot, and now I show 6 gb! Thank you much.
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23 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hey great. Sometimes it's the easy things. Bet Dell would have had you reformat, etc. You'd still be screaming, lol. A Guy
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22 Dec 2010   #5

win7
 
 

Thanks 4 the info, I upgraded from 4 to 8GB on my Windows 7 x64 and now all 8GB are usable.
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28 May 2012   #6

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
window 7 64bit ultimate ram issue

my system configuration is Processor Intel i5 750 motherboard ASUS P7H55-V graphic card gefoece Nvidia 9800GTX+ ram 6GB so my window 7 64bit show usable ram 4GB how can i solve this error plz help me out??????
i use (msconfig.exe) five time and change the (boot tab advance option) and also five time restart the system and taskmeneger show me again in again usable ram 4GB Installed 6GB Ram plz help me out this troubleshooting
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28 May 2012   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Go to the performance tab of Task Manager.

Choose Resource Monitor. Then choose the memory tab. Post a screenshot of that tab.
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29 May 2012   #8

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Ram Issue

ok sir thats my computer task manager screenshot..........


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30 May 2012   #9

Window 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Ram Issue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Go to the performance tab of Task Manager.

Choose Resource Monitor. Then choose the memory tab. Post a screenshot of that tab.
ok sir thats my computer task manager screenshot..........
Installed vs Usable Ram-capture-01.png


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30 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Hello, I have checked the QVL from Asus for your board. Have you set the Bios correctly ? I don't see any mention of triple channel, what is the Corsair part number?
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